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Mocs Host Lipscomb Saturday at Hixson Racquet Club
Junior Chris Smith
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's tennis team hosts Lipscomb this weekend.  The Mocs (2-2) welcome the Bison (1-2) to the Hixson Racquet Club at 1:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) on Saturday, Feb. 4. 

Admission to the match is always free.  A link for live scoring will be available on the men's tennis schedule page on 

UTC is off to a strong start with a 2-2 overall record.  The Mocs have wins over Tennessee Tech (6-1) and Murray State (7-0) and losses to No. 71 Radford (0-7) and Middle Tennessee (1-6). 

Juniors Roberto Vieira (Bedfordview, South Africa) and Jackson Tresnan (Apopka, Fla.) lead the team with 3-1 singles marks in spring play.  Vieira is 7-5 overall and holds down the No. 1 slot. 

Junior Chris Smith (Johnson City, Tenn.) has moved up to No. 2 in the lineup where he is 2-1 this spring.  Junior Ankit Chopra (Chandigrah, India) is also 2-1 at No. 3 while fellow junior Manuel Barroetavena (Buenos Aires, Argentina) went 1-1 at No. 4 last weekend.  Pencil Tresnan in at the fifth spot with freshman Pavels Grigorjevs (Riga, Latvia) playing No. 6. 

Smith and Vieira are 2-2 as the No. 1 doubles team while Chopra and junior Stephen Crofford are also 2-2 at No. 2.  The No. 3 squad could include any combination of Grigorjevs, Tresnan and sophomore Orlando Lourenco (Hixson, Tenn.).

Lipscomb is 1-2 on the year, including a 6-1 win over Western Kentucky.  They also have a 6-1 loss at Georgia State and a 4-3 defeat at Samford. 

The Mocs are looking to avenge last year's 4-3 season-opening loss to the Bison in Nashville, Tenn.  Vieira, Smith and junior William Disterdick (Hixson, Tenn.) posted wins in that match, but Lipscomb took the all-important doubles point to grab the win.  

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